Configuration to serve Plex Media Center using Nginx
Clone or download
Type Name Latest commit message Commit time
Failed to load latest commit information. Better wording Apr 22, 2018
nginx.conf Fix websockets on some Nginx builds (#40) Dec 31, 2018

Plex Nginx Reverse Proxy

This configuration will allow you to serve Plex via Nginx.

Minimal Requirements



  • Remote Access - Disable
  • Network - Custom server access URLs = https://<your-domain>:443,http://<your-domain>:80
  • Network - Secure connections = Preferred.
  • #f03c15 Note you can force SSL by setting required and not adding the HTTP URL, however some players which do not support HTTPS (e.g: Roku, Playstations, some SmartTVs) will no longer function.

Optional Requirements

UFW or other firewall:

  • Deny port 32400 externally (Plex still pings over 32400, some clients may use 32400 by mistake despite 443 and 80 being set).
  • Note adding allowLocalhostOnly="1" to your Preferences.xml, will make Plex only listen on the localhost, achieving the same thing as using a firewall.